Absurdistan 2021: The best of the Czech health minister memes

We've put together some of the top memes making the rounds as Adam Vojtěch is appointed Czech health minister. Again.

Raymond Johnston

Written by Raymond Johnston
Published on 26.05.2021 14:18 (updated on 26.05.2021)

The return of once former and now current Health Minister Adam Vojtěch did not go unnoticed by the generally very polite users of the internet. Several memes and social media comments are bringing levity to what many are calling an unprecedented moment in an already long line of theatrics surrounding the Czech government's Covid-crisis decision-making.

Here are some of the best takes on Vojtěch's triumphant return we've come across today. Vote for your favorite in the poll below!

Kill Virus Volume 2 is inspired by the similarly titled Quentin Tarantino film. Vojtěch says he is back to help finally finish the virus off.

Best of the health minister memes
Kill Virus Volume 2

One popular image takes inspiration from the procession of saints at the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square but will need to be updated with another image of Vojtěch in the window for complete accuracy!

Source: Zippy
Source: Zippy

Vojtěch status as a former singer – he reached he semi-finals of the contest show "Česko hledá SuperStar" – was referenced with a doctored picture of him looking like a fading rock star from the 1970s.

Source: TMBK
Source: TMBK

The question of who served the longest as health minister, posed in a “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” meme, actually isn’t that hard. Who served the shortest time, though, is a tough one.

Who was the Czech Health Minister at the years 2020-2021?
Who served the longest as Czech Health Minister in the years 2020-2021?

A Simpsons-inspired video with Vojtěch entering and leaving a room, while Bart is labeled Finland, is perhaps a bit ponderous. In February, Vojtěch was mentioned as the new Czech ambassador to Finland, but now it seems that's not happening

A final meme offers people the chance to become minister for a discount price. Purchasers can experience meeting the president and spending billions of crowns of other people’s money, among other perks.

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Source: Stay Z

Babblebam on Instagram posted this “Eat, sleep, change ministers, repeat” image, a variation on the 2014 Fatboy Slim song “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.”

What is your favorite meme?

1. Ministers on the Astronomical Clock 24 %
2. Comeback 1 %
3. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11 %
4. Finland and Adam Vojtěch 9 %
5. Slevomat 55 %
334 readers voted on this poll. Voting is open

As mentioned above, Vojtěch is no stranger to publicity. Before the 34-year-old became health minister (twice) he was already somewhat of a pop sensation.

In 2005, Vojtěch competed in the second season of "SuperStar," becoming affectionately known as "Ken" due to his golden good looks. A video that the returning health minister made with university classmates in 2009, the English-language "Fu*k you, fu*k you wisdom," has also resurfaced in the media frenzy leading up to his re-appointment.

The lyrics which begin, "I'm writing this drunk in a dark room," can be read in full here.

Czech artist and meme factory TMBK is currently selling commemorative limited-edition t-shirts on his e-shop. For CZK 490 you can buy a unisex tee reading "Who the f*ck is the Minister of Health?"

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Users from our Facebook page also went to town on the news: “Blatny 2.0, coming soon! New restrictions loading in progress.” Another user said “Czech politics - the gift that keeps on giving." And finally: "Hilarious, Trumpian politics of musical chairs come to the Czech Republic to honor Franz Kafka, Jaroslav Hasek's Josef Svejk as well as the proverbial 'šibeniční' humor tradition."

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